The Dillinger Escape Plan

Ben Weinman Shares The Ten Craziest The Dillinger Escape Plan Performances


It wasn’t too long ago that The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato reflected on some of the band’s most infamous live shows. With their farewell album “Dissociation” officially in stores today, October 14th, guitarist Ben Weinman has now shared his choices of the ten craziest shows the band have played to Among them, of course, is the band’s August 25th, 2002 performance at the ‘Reading Festival‘, during which Puciato infamously shit onstage. Weinman recalled of that:

“Because we were the first band on the main stage at the biggest music festival in the U.K., with all these bands like Slipknot coming on after us. We don’t have a stage show, we don’t have masks, we don’t have lights, and people are just kind of wandering in at the beginning of the day. So Greg started eating all these cans of tuna and PowerBars; and I was like, ‘OK, here we go!’

[Laughs] He did it into a towel, and then he threw it into the photo pit. And I was like, ‘Nuh-uh, you can’t waste that! Go down there and get it!’ I made Greg go down into the pit, pick it up and bring it back onstage. He was smearing it all over his white shirt; there’s audio of the show, and you can hear him gagging while he’s singing. … But I didn’t realize that they had those giant Jumbotrons on either side of the stage, and the cameras had already caught this really graphic image [of Greg defecating] – it was like a 20-foot butthole on each screen. So we’d already won, but I didn’t know it.”

There’s also the November 22nd,2005 set at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA where Weinman gashed his head and fractured a vertebrae in an ill-fated wall-walk attempt, their bloody performance at the ‘RevolverGolden Gods‘ awards show and more. Take in the whole list at

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